Item #63876 Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue). Lorenzo Sitgreaves.
Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue)
Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue)

Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Corps Topographical Engineers (Senate Issue)

Washington: Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854. Second edition. Hardcover. 198pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Original decorative embossed brown cloth over the boards. 'Senate Documents' and eagle blind stamped on boards. The spine and the surrounding areas of the boards are sunned (gilt no longer bright on the backstrip). A contemporary owner's name has been rubbed out on the front pastedown, exposing a small area of the underlying boards. The majority of the pages are remarkably bright. Complete. No bird plate 2, as is called for in Wright Howes. The large folding map is present, with an approximately 7" closed tear, and occasional small splits to the folds. As is pointed out in "Wagner/Camp," "Wheat... highly praises the map, calling it a 'monumental achievement... generally correct and... exceedingly well done.'" Very good. Item #63876

33d Congress. 1st Session. The announced purpose of Sitgreaves' expedition was to determine whether the Zuni River actually emptied into the Colorado, and to examine the territory en route. According to Farquhar ("The Books of The Colorado River & The Grand Canyon"), the plates and map by R. H. Kern are important in the evolution of knowledge of the region. Howes S521. Wagner/Camp 230:2 (Second Session). Farquhar 16. Wheat, pp. 22-24.

Price: $400.00

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